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Mrs. Esparza from La Habra CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

For the Love of Reading!

Help me give my students read aloud books that reflect the struggles they are going through in their own lives.

  • $169 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in La Habra, California, and most come from low socioeconomic backgrounds. They have a strong desire to learn and explore. We are a Title I school and many of my students' families do not have the financial resources to provide them with the tools they need in and out of the classroom. My goal is to provide my students with a well-rounded education. In doing this, I believe that they need to be exposed to all forms of literature, big and small.

My Project

Not all kids love to read on their own but most love to be read to at any age. Read alouds are a terrific way to spark interest in reading. Unfortunately, this practice stops in the lower elementary grades. Diving into a good book inspires students to think, create, and learn. Finding a great read aloud is the first step to teaching students so many wonderful things. Read alouds teach us about empathy, compassion, and are perfect for entertainment!

My goal for this project is to use these books to start conversations that go along with our school's Character Education curriculum.

My hope is to also strengthen our classroom community through these discussions. A read aloud and the discussion that goes with it will only take about 20 minutes but may have a lasting lifetime effect.

Mrs. Esparza
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Grumpy Monkey • Amazon Business $10.62 1 $10.62
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Say Something • Amazon Business $9.68 1 $9.68
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Dear Girl, • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Another • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Carmela Full of Wishes • Amazon Business $8.35 1 $8.35
Hooway for Wodney Wat • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Our Tree Named Steve • Amazon Business $6.53 1 $6.53
Enemy Pie : (Reading Rainbow Book, Children’s Book about Kindness, Kids Books about Learning) • Amazon Business $6.23 1 $6.23
The Dot • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$102.54

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.38

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$143.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.32

Total project goal

$168.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$168.78

2 Donors

-$165.25

Donations toward project cost

-$143.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.79

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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